To access these databases at school, simply click on the links below.

To access these databases from home, open the MackinVIA app on your iPad (video instructions for iPad) or go to on a computer and follow these steps:

  • under school, begin typing Williamsburg
  • select Williamsburg Middle School, Arlington, VA
  • type in your “OneLogin”
  • if you are redirected to a Follett Login page, use your “OneLogin”
  • tap the 3 lines in the upper left corner
  • tap “Databases” in the left menu
  • or tap “Groups” in the left menu for a specific subject

General Resources   |  Health   |  English Language Arts   |  Science   |  Social Studies   |  Professional

Encyclopedia – English

Encyclopedia – Spanish

World Book Student Word Book Spanish Encyclopedia/ Hallazgos
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General Resources – use for any topic

Search newspapers, journals, encyclopedias, atlases, transcripts, audio/video files and related websites.

Explora Database

 Explora includes access to articles from 70 magazines published for Elementary and Middle School students.

SIRS Knowledge Source Current Issues/Government/Art
Gale Opposing Viewpoints Ebsco-PrimarySearch


teen-health-and-wellness-logo Gale Health & Wellness Gateway

English Language Arts

Ebsco-Novelist-k-8 Gale Books & Authors
Teaching Books Net


Gale Science in Context Ebsco HostUse Explora Secondary Schools britannicaWorld Book Student
Culinary Arts Database A database from
Gale Cengage Learning 
ProQuest STEM DatabaseStem Database by ProQuest
Choose Arlington Public Schools from the dropdown menu. If there is no dropdown menu, use MackinVIA to access.
Expanded Academic Database A database from
Gale Cengage Learning 
Gardening Database A database from
Gale Cengage Learning 
Gale Cengage LearningUse this database to cast the widest net for your information search. Pebble Go
Emergent Reader Resource:
Animals and Earth & Space

Social Studies

Culture Grams Gale World History in Context Gale Opposing Viewpoints
Gale U.S. History in Context Gale Biography in Context Gale InfoTrac Newsstand
Pebble Go
Emergent Reader Resource:
Biographies and Social Studies
Pebble Go Next
Native American Database


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